Area Road Construction Projects

Information and updates on roadway improvements within or impacting the Dundee-area community are provided herein.


Huntley Road Widening & Improvements

Public Works Director
Eric Babcock
ebabcock@wdundee.org
Phone: (847) 551-3815

This multi-jurisdictional project involves upgrading Huntley Road from a two-lane roadway to a reconstructed five-lane roadway, as a joint effort between the Villages of West Dundee and Carpentersville. West Dundee is the lead agency for the portion of the project that spans from Sleepy Hollow Rd to Elm Ave.

Federal funding assistance totaling $7,500,000 has been granted to meet the nearly $11,000,000 project cost. The Village of West Dundee’s funding obligation of $1,700,000 was secured and committed through the refinancing and issuance of a General Obligation Bond in 2015. The Village of Carpentersville has the same local share obligation.

This project experienced several delays, including with acquisition of right-of-way parcels and utility relocatons. Bid letting was completed in the Spring of 2018, with a contract awarded to Plote Construction with site work beginning late that Summer. As of Spring 2020, this project is substantially complete.

Click here to view the project renderings.

In addition to the above project, concurrent roadway projects are taking place along Huntley Road from Elm to just past Lincoln Ave in Carpentersville, including the intersection of Huntley Road and Route 31. For more information about these projects, please visit the Current & Potential Construction Projects page of cville.org.

The improvements are expected to reduce travel times by improving traffic flow and reducing conflicts.


2020 Streets & Infrastructure Program

Public Works Director
Eric Babcock
ebabcock@wdundee.org
Phone: (847) 551-3815

The Fiscal Year 2020/21 Capital Improvement Plan Budget provides $1,000,000 in funding for the 2020 Street Improvements Project. The scope of the 2020 project is clearly defined in accordance with the updated Pavement Maintenance Plan and as such, multiple bid options with alternate project areas are not being employed as they have been in recent years.

The 2020 project represents the first year of the updated 5-Year Capital Plan for pavement maintenance, which is comprised of pavement removal, base repair, surface replacement and concrete repairs in the following areas:

• First Street - from Washington Street to Main Street
• Washington Street - from First Street to Third Street
• Glenmoor Drive - from Sleepy Hollow Road to Tartans Drive
• Castle Rock Court -from Glenmoor Drive to End
• MacGregor Court - from Glenmoor Drive to End
• Prestwick Court - from Glenmoor Drive to End
• Tartans Court - from Tartans Drive to End

This work is scheduled to be completed in September of 2020.

Click here to view the Village of West Dundee Pavement Management Report, which informs decisions regarding the annual Streets & Infrastructure Program.


Route 72 Bridge Repair

Illinois Dept of Transportation
District 1 Headquarters
Phone: (847) 705-4000

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has advised that they will be undertaking some structural repairs to the Illinois Route 72 (Main Street) bridge crossing the Fox River during the summer of 2020.

This work includes the bridge bearings and replacement of the preformed joint seals at both ends of the bridge. They are also adding a new polymer overlay to the bridge deck and conducting some tuck pointing of the bridge walls to improve durability and the overall appearance of the bridge.

The project began in early to mid July and is expected to last approximately 1 month. During construction, the roadway will be reduced to one lane in each direction with the use of barrier walls.

Traffic flow through this construction zone will be significantly impacted while the work is being completed. We encourage you to avoid traveling during peak travel times, and to use alternate routes.

Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrian traffic for the majority of the project, with the exception of when sidewalk repairs are needed.

For questions or comments regarding this bridge repair work, please contact IDOT. A contact form is available at http://apps.dot.illinois.gov/WER/?from=1.

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